Category Archives: Estimating Time & Resources

2017-01: Estimating Time and Resources

Location:  The Working Centre 58 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON (plan)
Date: January 16th, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

In IT we are often asked to estimate the time and resources assorted tasks will take. Often these time/cost estimates are tied to funding, grants, and resource allocations. Unfortunately, many of us struggle at coming up with estimates more accurate than “it will take longer than expected”. What are some strategies and best practices we can use to come up with better estimates? Under what circumstances does estimating things become easier? Harder? Under what conditions should we spend a lot of effort making estimates, and under what circumstances should we not?

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